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QuincyGuy - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You can pay some now or you can pay MORE later. Kicking the can down the road is what got the jail in the shape it's in now. Kicking the can down the road Is what got the school buildings in that shape. Kicking the can down the road Is what got Illinois in the shape it is now. Someone needs to "suck it up and accept the fact that the problem needs to be fixed now, not down the road". We need…
migraine_in_qcy - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There are plenty of white kids east of 18th, and plenty of them are little thieves, vandals and druggies. I don't see how it would matter in what part of town this happened or what color of skin the victim has.
SilenceDogood22 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It is clearly an opinion piece. I'm not bashing QJ for publishing this as news, I think there are people who will read this and take it as news, since it's posted on a news site (even though it's under the opinion page). Most people won't take the time to discern. I would honestly like to see a local journalist do some good solid research (investigative journalism) on this topic…
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How did a response that I did not type end up in my post? Is this a new feature. I actually was defending you by making the point that it was not a news story. I hoped that Silence would have come to that conclusion after I asked question.
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There are too many kids in our society in general being ignored, unsupervised, or otherwise neglected. Whether because of broken families, no father figures or other positive influences, working single parents who don't have the time (or don't make the time), being raised by grandparents who don't have the energy, etc., these kids are left to their own devices when it comes to school…

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9 months, 2 weeks ago From pjstar.com

Fifty years ago this week, history was made by a central Illinoisan when Pekin’s Sen. Everett Dirksen, a staunch conservative, wrangled enough votes to help break a filibuster and ensure Senate passage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act.
He was an integral part of negotiations on the bill from the start, despite leading a superminority caucus in a government where all levers of power were controlled by the opposition.
You don’t quite see that kind of working together for the common good as often in this more fractured, cynical era, and arguably Congress is the poorer for it — certainly something that’s shown with overall approval ratings hovering around those of the less-popular diseases.
But we didn’t want to focus on the negative this week. Central Illinois is renowned for producing leaders of conscience, people who prioritize improving the country above scoring political points or beating the opposition — people like Dirksen and his successors Bob Michel and Ray LaHood.
Who do the current folks holding congressional seats for the area point to when they think of our modern-day Dirksens?
Rep. Cheri Bustos pointed back to LaHood — out of government service, but still a player on national issues — because of his ability to put people over politics consistently throughout a decades-long career.
And the East Moline Democrat said that Illinois’ congressional delegation is unusual, perhaps even unique, in the fact that they have regular, bipartisan monthly lunch meetings. She’s “gotten to know many of her Illinois colleagues on both a personal and professional level through these regular lunches,” spokesman Colin Milligan said. That’s something that makes it harder to demonize and easier to work together.
Rep. Aaron Schock argued that now, as then, coalitions form on a situational, case-by-case basis. That means that, in his eyes, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., would qualify.
“To the degree we do immigration reform ever, (he) has to be credited with the work that he led” in the Senate, the Peoria Republican said. “(Illinois’ U.S. Sen.) Dick Durbin actually said that if immigration reform happens, Marco Rubio deserves the credit.”
Schock said that those personalities filling a Dirksen-like role can shift and change with the debate, but “each moment throughout our history cries out for leadership. … Dirksen was emblematic of someone who was willing to take the political fallout and make the tough decisions because, in his words, he’d rather be right than consistent.”


Read more: http://www.pjstar.com/article/20140608/News/140609228#ixzz3490VfCIh


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